In 1954, J. Raymond Knighton answered a call in his tiny office at the Christian Medical Society in Chicago. Ray had a reputation for knowing “every medical missionary in the world,” so when a major pharmaceutical company wanted to donate $25,000 in surplus medicines, they knew just who to call.
Ray and his secretary spent three months distributing 11 tons of medicines where they were needed most. So began the Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) – a faith based nonprofit providing essential medicines for mission clinics and hospitals in developing countries around the world. Learn more.
Dr. Ray Knighton delivering medicines.
MAP International is a Christian organization providing life-changing medicines and health supplies to people in need. MAP serves all people, regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality or ethnic background.
We provide medicines and health supplies to those in need around the world so they might experience life to the fullest. In times of disaster, MAP International provides immediate humanitarian assistance and relief aid including medicines and health supplies to people left homeless and without access to basic services. From the earliest days of a response, MAP focuses on helping communities restore critical services and work with partners to help them rebuild health systems.
MAP International has provided more than $6 billion in medicines and health supplies to communities in need since its inception in 1954. MAP is recognized for its stewardship by charity watchdogs, each year achieving the highest ratings from the Better Business Bureau, CNBC, ECFA and Forbes magazine.
Child with MAP vitamins in Guatemala.
On behalf of MAP International I would like to thank you for visiting our website and learning more about the work that we accomplish because of the generosity of supporters like you.
In July of 2014 I assumed my new role as president and CEO of MAP, I’ve been humbled at how God has had His hand upon my life, and by the personal and professional experiences He has provided to prepare me for this calling. It is such an honor to join you as part of this amazing organization.
To help you understand my passion for reaching out to the world’s hurting and hopeless, I’d like to share a bit of my story . Read more.
Blessed to serve alongside you,
President and CEO